April 28, 2014 at 2:38 PM ET
Tell us if this sounds like you: You'd love to score an armload of amazing new clothes that fit you like a glove — all without breaking the bank or battling road rage in the mall parking lot. Of course, right? We've got you covered. Here's our guide to the best places to shop for budget-friendly plus-size fashion online.
Old Navy's great basics are available in plus-size exclusively online — score! Try the site for shorts, T-shirts and a pretty good selection of swimwear. Bonus: The retailer often has sales for even better prices.
Did you know Forever 21 has a department devoted to amazing plus-size clothes and accessories? Check it out for great dresses and tops around $20 — both wardrobe staples and on-trend pieces — plus an incredible selection of swimwear.
If you're into celebrating your individual style, hop over to ModCloth for cool pieces you're not likely to see on other ladies. Shop for plus-sized dresses, tops, bottoms, swimwear and intimates with frocks starting around $50 and shirts even lower.
ASOS' plus-size offerings can be found at ASOS Curve, where the shopping experience is super easy and streamlined. Find dresses, T-shirts, shorts, amazing swimwear and lots more good stuff.
At Dress Barn find sizes 14 to 24 in dresses, tops, fun capris and shorts for summer, plus swimwear and shapewear all at totally manageable price points. For instance, jeans start just over $30 in all kinds of cuts, colors and patterns.
When it comes to wearable trends, you can't beat the vibrant colors and patterns at Ashley Stewart, available in sizes 12 to 26. In addition to great fashion and accessories, it's also a solid source for activewear, with many pieces right around $30.
For lingerie, we love the offerings at plus-size fashion emporium Lane Bryant, which at last look included about 150 options for bras in bold colors, specialty shapes for wearing under dresses, and sports options — plus a few racy bedroom looks to boot. Va va voom!
Bare Necessities is another excellent resource for plus-size intimates with prices ranging from extremely budget-minded right on up to more indulgent; on last look, a five-pack of plus-size Hanky Panky panties would set you back close to $100, but there were also plenty of options around $8 a pop.
Swimsuits For All
We love the sexy silhouettes offered at Swimuits For All, in sizes 8 to 34 — and we admit we're a sucker for their mission statement too: "We believe that some of the most memorable times in our lives are spent wearing a swimsuit. By helping make those experiences better, happier and accessible to anyone and everyone, we are making the world a better place to swim in." That's an idea we can get behind!